Kate presents wildlife gardening VTs on BBC Gardeners’ World, from her garden in Brighton. She also presents practical how-to wildlife gardening videos on BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine website and has made several films for BBC Springwatch.
Along with her TV work, Kate writes for a number of publications and regularly appears at events and flower shows, where she demonstrates how to create garden wildlife habitats.
Kate grew up in the suburbs of Birmingham, where she started gardening from a very young age. She went on to study politics at university and then trained as a journalist, when she abandoned politics and started writing for gardening magazines. She trained in horticulture and started working for BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine at the age of 26, working her way up to become its Wildlife Editor. She has a deep love for wildlife and has always gardened in harmony with nature. She has a particular passion for bees.
Down to earth, passionate and knowledgeable, Kate lives and breathes wildlife gardening. She demonstrates how easy it is to help wildlife outside your back door, in a straightforward, approachable and no-nonsense way. Through writing, talking and presenting, she inspired many people to change the way they garden for the benefit of many threatened species.
Kate has been gardening since she was three and achieved a Merit in the RHS Level 2 Certificate in Horticulture. She is patron for amphibian and reptile charity Froglife and bumblebee charity Bumblebee Conservation Trust, and is the Garden Ambassador for butterfly charity Butterfly Conservation.